Ford Focus (first generation)

Ford Focus (first generation)
2003 Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerFord
AssemblyGeneral Pacheco, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Hermosillo, Mexico
Saarlouis, Germany
Santa Rosa, Philippines
Wayne, Michigan
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Venezuela
Vsevolozhsk, Russia
DesignerJohn Doughty (1995)[1] & Claude Lobo (1995)[2]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car / Small family car (C)
Body style3- and 5-door hatchback
4-door saloon/sedan
5-door estate
LayoutFF layout
Chronology
PredecessorFord Escort (Europe/Latin America/South Africa)
Ford Escort (North America)
Ford Laser (Asia and Australasia)
SuccessorFord Focus (second generation, Europe)
Ford Focus (second generation, North America)
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The Ford Focus (first generation) is a compact car that was manufactured by Ford in Europe from 1998-2004 and by Ford in North America from 1999-2007. Ford began sales of the Focus to Europe in July 1998 and in North America during 1999 for the 2000 model year. Manufacturing in Argentina continued until 2008, and it was still on sale in Brazil until 2009.

In Europe and South Africa, the Focus replaced the various Ford Escort models sold in those markets. In Asia and Australasia, it replaced the Ford Laser.

  1. ^ "2000 Ford Focus - Raising the Standard for Small Cars". autoworld.com. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2008.
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